Tara DeRuwe is the 17-year-old daughter of two teachers. Born in Spokane, Wash., Tara is graduating from Seward High School.
During her four years at the school, she has been involved in many athletic activities, including varsity volleyball, basketball, soccer and track.
She has been the class treasurer for three years and also is the National Honor Society treasurer. She also volunteers in the Big Brother-Big Sister program.
Tara plans to attend Washington State University in Pullman, Wash., next fall.
Nicholas Christian Swann also was selected as a valedictorian at Seward High School. A profile and picture were unavailable, as was a picture of DeRuwe.
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